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Dr. Rylan Egan PhD
Dr. Rylan Egan
Associate Professor
Contact Information
(613) 533-6000 ext. 77716


Rylan Egan has a background in Educational Psychology, and experience developing innovative approaches to quality improvement research in the health sciences. Graduating from Queen’s University with a Masters of Curriculum Science, and a Doctorate from Simon Fraser University he has expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research. Rylan’s work and interest in healthcare quality began with the co-development of a Provincial Quality Improvement curriculum, since this time he has worked locally, nationally, and internationally on healthcare quality initiatives. He has co-taught research methods with our Queen’s Masters of Healthcare Quality Program since 2013. He commenced his new position as tenure track Assistant Professor with Health Quality Programs at Queen’s University on July 1, 2018.

Graduate Student Supervision

I am currently accepting PhD students in the area of Healthcare Quality.


Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Queen’s University

Teaching/Clinical Practice 

Healthcare Quality Teaching and Research

Research Interests

Rylan’s research interests include systemizing and facilitating grassroots quality improvement at the institutional and provincial level, developing approaches to enhance diagnosis and treatment of endemic disease, and improving pain management in low and middle-income countries. Rylan also has interest in developing Quality Improvement curriculum per se, as well as curriculum to enhance practitioner’s quality of care in emerging and challenging areas such as Medical Assistance in Dying.  Rylan also has expertise and interest in program evaluation.


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